NBC sets 'Muppets Christmas'
Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Sirico among stars
By Nellie Andreeva
Sept 8, 2008, 12:00 AM ET
NBC is getting into the holiday spirit with "Letters to Santa -- A Muppets Christmas."
Whoopi Goldberg, "The Sopranos" alums Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa, "Harry Potter" regular Richard Griffiths and Madison Pettis are set to star in the special alongside Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and the rest of the muppets gang.
"Letters" is set on Christmas Eve when Kermit and company mistakenly avert three letters en route to Santa Claus, which triggers a race against time to bring a happy Christmas to the kids whose wishes were lost in the mail.
The special, from Muppets Prods., will feature songs by "The Muppet Movie" songwriter Paul Williams.
It follows last year's ABC sepecial "Elmo's Christmas Countdown" that starred the Muppets' "Sesame Street" cousins as well as Sirico, Schirripa, Ben Stiller and Alicia Keys.
Goldberg is repped by WMA. Sirico is with McGowan Management.
Pettis is repped by UTA and Untitled.